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Justin Verlander came within three outs of his third career no-hitter while pitching Detroit past the Los Angeles Angels 5-0. The gem ended when Chris Iannetta led off the top of the ninth with a double, but Verlander's one-hit shutout was more than enough to drop the Angels six games behind the American League West-leading Astros.
The Washington Redskins’ improved pass rush took a hit yesterday. Outside linebacker Junior Galette sustained a torn Achilles, FOX Sports 1 confirmed. The Redskins have not announced the results of Galette's MRI. Galette, who was signed on a one-year deal this offseason after being unceremoniously cut by the New Orleans Saints, is entering his sixth season in the NFL. He had ten sacks in New Orleans last season. A left pectoral injury had kept the linebacker off the field so far this preseason.
A former Husker Heisman Trophy winner is back in the game. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers, the 1972 Heisman Trophy winner at Nebraska, is featured in the Nebraska Lottery's newest $5 Scratch game. On each ticket, players can scratch off kick returners displayed on a football field for a chance to win up to $40,000. A bonus feature offers the chance to win additional prizes up to $100. In total, $1.2 million in cash prizes is available in the game. The Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers Scratch game will be available soon at all Nebraska Lottery retailers.
Local Schedule: Ponca at LHNE (FB-6:30); Nfk High at Kearney (SB DH-5:00); Fresno at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Friday Night: The Norfolk Catholic football team hosts Arlington at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX. The game can also be watched and heard online at 106KIX.com courtesy of the Norfolk Daily News. Also, Stanton visits Battle Creek at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00, live from Hy-Vee East. Get the lowdown with the coaches.
Local Scores: Iowa Western CC 25-25-19-25 NECC 14-13-25-16 (VB); Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Sacramento 1 (Bsbl).
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An organization campaigning to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty after lawmakers repealed it in May says it has collected more than enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty announced Wednesday that it has gathered 166,692 signatures from all 93 of the state's counties. The group needed roughly 57,000 valid voter signatures to place the issue on the statewide general election ballot, and 114,000 to halt the death penalty repeal before the new law goes into effect on Sunday.
Now that the repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska is on hold until the general election of November 2016, Gov. Pete Ricketts says his administration will focus on finding a way to carry out capital punishment. Ricketts was in Norfolk Wednesday and said he believes the death penalty is an important tool for public safety.
The Norfolk Public Schools class of 2015 outperformed its peers in Nebraska and the nation on the American College Testing – or ACT. Norfolk Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson says Norfolk Public students posted an average score of 21.5 in English, 22.4 in reading, 21.4 in math and 22.3 in science, for an overall composite score of 22.1. Thompson says that is above the 2014 Norfolk school year and above the state’s average.
Speed and space – that’s what today’s farmer is looking for in a grain and agronomy facility, and that’s what the new 81-20 Grain hub offers. An open house was held Wednesday at the site, located along Highway 81 just north of Highway 20. Gov. Pete Ricketts was a special guest.
Madison County Commissioners listened to a presentation Tuesday on a GPS system that would help keep track of the county’s fleet of vehicles. The system, from Verizon Telematics, would provide both GPS tracking and analytics on vehicles. Platte, Colfax and Dodge counties currently use the system on at least some of their vehicles.
Analysts have been saying all summer, that gas prices at the pump should be dropping to near the $2 a gallon mark. But the current statewide average is $2.64 a gallon. Gas and oil industry expert David Taylor says the refinery problem in Indiana is keeping prices higher in the Midwest compared to other areas of the country. As of Thursday in Norfolk, a gallon of unleaded is $2.39.
A young Norfolk woman, who earlier this year was named Miss Teen Nebraska USA competed over the weekend in the Bahamas for the title of Miss Teen USA. Paige Pflueger, a 2015 graduate of Lutheran High Northeast didn’t win the title, but said she had a great experience. Pflueger is currently a freshman at the University of Arizona.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse will be in Norfolk this morning and area residents are invited to attend. Sasse will conduct a town hall meeting in the Loft at 311 Norfolk Ave. beginning at 10:30 Thursday morning. The entrance to The Loft is in the alley between Norfolk and Madison Avenues. There's an elevator for those who are not able to use the stairs to access the second floor.
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